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English noun: mile

1. mile (quantity) a unit of length equal to 1,760 yards or 5,280 feet; exactly 1609.344 meters


Synonymsinternational mile, land mile, mi, stat mi, statute mile


Broader (hypernym)linear measure, linear unit


Part holonym440 yards, 880 yards, furlong, half mile, quarter mile


Part meronymleague

2. mile (quantity) a unit of length used in navigation; exactly 1,852 meters; historically based on the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude


Synonymsair mile, international nautical mile, knot, mi, naut mi, nautical mile


Broader (hypernym)nautical linear unit

3. mile (quantity) a large distance


SamplesHe missed by a mile.


Broader (hypernym)large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity

4. mile (quantity) a former British unit of length once used in navigation; equivalent to 6,000 feet (1828.8 meters)


Synonymssea mile


Broader (hypernym)nautical linear unit

5. mile (quantity) a former British unit of length equivalent to 6,080 feet (1,853.184 meters); 800 feet longer than a statute mile


SynonymsAdmiralty mile, geographical mile, mi, naut mi, nautical mile


Broader (hypernym)nautical linear unit

6. mile (quantity) an ancient Roman unit of length equivalent to 1620 yards


SynonymsRoman mile


Broader (hypernym)linear measure, linear unit

7. mile (quantity) a Swedish unit of length equivalent to 10 km


Synonymsmil, Swedish mile


Broader (hypernym)linear measure, linear unit

8. mile (event) a footrace extending one mile


SamplesHe holds the record in the mile.


Broader (hypernym)track event









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